Mars Wrigley broke ground for its global research and development hub on its campus on Chicago’s Goose Island Thursday.

The expansion, announced in April, will make the facility the largest innovation hub for Mars Wrigley globally and will create 30 new jobs, bringing the campus’ total to 980. The company has more than 2,000 associates throughout the Chicago area and Illinois, noted Andrew Clarke, global president of Mars Wrigley.

“Innovation is very much at the heart of everything we strive to do with our global brands,” Clarke said during the ceremony. “We really want to be at the forefront of consumer trends all of the time, and a lot of that magic happens here on this site.”

The facility will include a new pilot plant, as well as an updated packaging innovation center, said Chris Rowe, global VP R&D. Construction is set to begin this summer, with completion slated for summer 2023.

“The investment is going to continue to foster the hands-on innovation culture that we believe is essential to servicing our consumers, and it’s going to help us develop that next generation of products that billions of people around the world are going to enjoy,” Rowe said.

This story will be updated.